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1364 Views | 4 Comments | 0 Articles | 6/5/2016 5:49:01 PM

It was sunset as I drove through the congested toll roads of Bangkok in the rented Hilux. The setting red sun shimmered and reflected on the plate glass of the high rise downtown buildings. It was going to take several hours to reach Noi’s home town of Kampheang Phet. I had the foresight to bring my GPS with me from England so I was confident that I would not get lost. Progress was slow on the toll roads, ironically called expressways, partly owing to the time of day as it was rush hour. Partly, owing to toll booths only being about two miles apart. I would stop at one and pay. In no time at all, I was forced to stop and pay at the next booth! And, the one after that! Read more…

1662 Views | 4 Comments | 0 Articles | 3/24/2016 11:40:48 AM

I climbed into the front seat of the Mercedes taxi at the airport. Noi suggested it would be better for my long legs. She sat behind me on the 45-minute trip to Patong hotel. She threw her arms around my neck and kept them there all the way to the hotel I had booked before leaving England. She talked and asked questions, mainly about the flight. She asked if I was tired. I told her that surprisingly I felt fine. Noi spoke in a gentle soft voice. I found it soothing. It was so calming that I did feel sleepy but fought the jetlag weariness. There were moments of silence between our initial conversations. There was nothing awkward about that. It felt natural. When Noi was silent, she would gently massage my neck and shoulders. The trip in the taxi took about forty-five minutes and it gave me an opportunity to see Thailand from the ground for the first time. Read more…

3276 Views | 3 Comments | 1 Articles | 5/23/2014 2:08:46 PM

Being a private eye in Bangkok doesn’t even pay all the bribes on my work visa, so I was really happy when the U. S. Embassy offered to pay me big money to find the mysterious Hero Cat.  Read more…

3593 Views | 9 Comments | 2 Articles | 3/4/2014 8:45:22 PM

A short time ago I wrote a thread called ‘Serious Question’ and the comments have been fantastic – a real ‘learning-curve’ as far as I am concerned. What you are about to read was originally going to be a reply to the comments on that particular thread, but I decided to write it as a blog instead simply because I want to learn more about your own opinions. Read more…

6831 Views | 14 Comments | 0 Articles | 7/30/2013 1:09:36 AM
Owning my actions is part of my code of ethics; if I’m gonna do something, I’ll claim it and take responsibility for it. It’s a very effective system of keeping myself in check; before I do anything, I think about whether or not it’s something I would be ashamed of claiming as my own later on. It has also proven to be a very effective test of the rightness of any decision I make. With that being said, I would have to admit that I “suffer” from the white skin fixation that is widespread among East Asians. I recognize that it is shallow and it can be unhealthy; some people will understand, others will judge. So be it! Read more…
4860 Views | 2 Comments | 0 Articles | 6/26/2013 4:55:06 PM
Admittedly, Filipino food culture is not as distinguished and diverse as Chinese food culture, nor is it as lavishly abundant as American food culture. But the tendency for any food culture to become unhealthy is the great equalizer. Read more…
2657 Views | 1 Comments | 0 Articles | 5/27/2013 9:54:28 PM
In the spirit of sharing, I am giving here a few examples of dishes that are considered Filipino favorites. I cannot claim that they are the healthiest Filipino fare, but the way they are cooked and the ingredients used no doubt make them some of the healthier food options in my country. This is also the second in a series of blogs wherein I will be exploring different food cultures and some of their health issues. Read more…
3040 Views | 8 Comments | 1 Articles | 3/28/2013 12:12:37 PM
It was a hot Phnom Penh night. One of the Immigrations officials scowled, shuffling the mountain of papers on his desk. Read more…
6000 Views | 15 Comments | 0 Articles | 2/19/2013 12:21:18 PM
They say desperate times call for desperate measures. I have always understood this to mean that one is left no other choice but to engage in acts that are uncharacteristic of the person and that go against his/her morals and principles, sometimes even against society's norms and laws. When it is the former, the person often does not cause hurt to anybody else but himself/herself; when it is the latter, it is also often marked by complete disrespect and a lack of consideration for other people. Read more…
4655 Views | 3 Comments | 0 Articles | 5/21/2012 3:44:12 AM
I'm still in the USA overseeing a major expansion of my my gongfu organization so I apologize for the limited blog posts. I'll most likely be here for the next two years minimum so I've decided to simply bring my fiancée to America. It'll take about four months for her to get here. So as I suffer here in a country that I love under a government that I hate, I notice some interesting things with the local Chinese community. Read more…
2553 Views | 0 Comments | 2 Articles | 2/16/2012 3:15:18 AM
Regretfully, there are so few places these days where a simple day trip can lead to being violently torn apart and eaten. Pity, that... Read more…
3384 Views | 2 Comments | 1 Articles | 1/27/2012 4:29:13 AM
Hey, I’m down with Islam… great architecture, great poetry, great teachings, and breathtakingly beautiful women. What more can you ask of a world religion? Ever since I hitchhiked through North Africa I’ve been enamored of this truly great global religion. And in Southeast Asia I’ve been the grateful recipient of dependable Islamic warmth and hospitality. Not to mention their restaurants are sparkling clean. Read more…
2517 Views | 4 Comments | 1 Articles | 5/31/2010 4:05:17 PM
Were you born with a price tag on your head? Neither is anything else in this world. Not hotel rooms, not meals, not rentals of any sort. Not elephant rides, not scuba courses. Not even the price of fixing an election has a natural, fixed price tag on it! Welcome to tropical Asia, where everyone knows that but you. Read more…
2665 Views | 4 Comments | 1 Articles | 1/19/2012 3:26:50 AM
Bali! Possibly the most perfect island in the world! Should you go? When’s the best time for your visit? Read more…
2133 Views | 2 Comments | 0 Articles | 12/16/2011 5:18:38 PM
I am on my first sojourn out of the Middle Kingdom for quite a few years - well, not technically true, I have travelled outside the Great Firewall of China a few times, but mostly on business. This time, I have a few chill-out days where I have no business obligations, meetings or planning days so this means I am free to prowl Singapore's underground shopping mega-complexes, hang 'gibbon-like' from the railings in the public transport and find little quiet corners to sip sugar-sweet Indian Milk Chai, rediscover the delights of curry-puffs, pick lime-leaves from my teeth while gobbling bowls of Laksa, rip my way through layers of Roti Channai, chopstick-pick my way through extra juicy morsels of Roasted Chicken and Crispy Pork, negotiate Chilli Crab carapace, seek out Spicy Stingray and Banana Leaf Satay, slurp durian ice kajiang (a tower of shaved ice, mixed with the pulp of the fruit) and enjoy the cool sea breeze across the Harbour with a cup of Barley Water and a tall Kopi-O. Read more…
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